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DENTIN HYPERSENSITIVITY: ETIOLOGY, DIAGNOSIS, and MANAGEMENT

Dentin hypersensitivity may present as anything from a mild discomfort, ache, or “electrical” sensation, to being overtly painful. It is typically transient and can be initiated by the same types of things as toothache type pain such as temperature variation or irritating foods. Any exposure of the dentin such as wear, abrasion, bone loss, periodontal […]

TREATMENT OF ATYPICAL MIDFACIAL PAIN WITH A MAXILLARY SINUS LIFT PROCEDURE

I have found that atypical facial pain in the upper jaw is often related to a bone defect in the sinus wall which has healed with tissue ingrowth. This typically occurs as the result of dental trauma or a surgical defect after tooth extraction or orthognathic surgery, as examples. (J Oral Maxillofac Surg 72:2453.e1-2453.e5, 2014). […]

How to Take Care of Your Dental Implant

Cleaning and taking care of your implant is just as important as cleaning your natural teeth. Here are some things you should know about caring for your implant. Your implant and your natural teeth are similar because they both rely on healthy tissue for support! Just like with real teeth, plaque buildup can be harmful. […]

Wisdom Teeth: Questions Answered

If you or your child are getting your wisdom teeth removed, you must have questions! We are here to make you feel as comfortable as possible. As always, if you have other questions feel free to contact us. We are more than happy to help you understand more on your upcoming procedure. Read on for […]

When Should You Consider Dental Implants?

Dental implants typically consist of three components: the post, the abutment, and the restoration. The post is a screw which is inserted into the bone. The abutment is attached to the post and the restoration is placed on top, giving the finished product a beautiful, realistic look. Dental implants are an effective way to replace […]

3 Benefits of Dental Implants

Missing a tooth? Meet your new best friend—dental implants. Before choosing to opt for a dental implant, it’s important that you understand the in’s and out’s of these replacement teeth and how they will benefit your smile. When replacing a tooth or a gap with a dental implant, you are not only giving your smile […]

THE VAZIRANI-AKINOSI NERVE BLOCK

This technique has been around since the 70s and is a technique that I use often. (J Oral Maxillofac Surg 77:489-492, 2019). I must confess that I go back and forth with the techniques and often use the Gow-Gates technique as well. When I went through my training in the 80s we were taught multiple […]

COMPLETE IMPLANT TEETH – ALL ON FOUR – TEETH IN A DAY

I am excited to announce that we have taken the All on Fourä concept to a new level. There are many ways to say it: Teeth in a Dayä, Same Day Teethä, Smile in a Dayä, etc, etc. These have all been coined to illustrate the immediacy of this technique. We have refined our technique […]

DIFFERENT METHODS FOR THIRD MOLAR REMOVAL

I have been practicing for over 30 years and have had the privilege of removing wisdom teeth on thousands of patients. I have been fortunate that I have never had an incidence of a permanent nerve injury in the under 20 age group. We also have very rarely had a problem with nerve injury in […]

THE BEST TECHNIQUES FOR GROWING BONE FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS

We have been very successful with our bone grafting techniques over time, and with the addition of PRGF/L-PRF technology over the past 10 years we have seen a significant improvement in the “take” of grafts to the point that, along with the use of human bone granules, we can achieve stable and reproducible results. I […]